Entries tagged with “Mike Leigh”.


If you’re sick of reading people praising Boyhood…sorry.


Made in Dagenham
Directed by Nigel Cole
Screenplay by William Ivory
Starring Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Rosamund Pike

The King’s Speech
Directed by Tom Hooper
Screenplay by David Seidler
Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter

Another Year
Written and Directed by Mike Leigh
Starring Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville

Every fall, our friends across the pond send over several of their cinematic wares in the hopes that one or more of them find a berth in Hollywood’s annual Oscar race.  This year’s crop of British prestige pictures includes a pair of period pieces—Nigel Cole’s Made in Dagenham and Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech—as well as the latest film from a revered veteran, Mike Leigh’s Another Year.  (Two other hopefuls—Steven Frears’ Tamara Drewe and Mark Romonek’s Never Let Me Go—were released earlier in the awards season but failed to gain any traction.)